In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(additional number, amount)másI need more time — necesito más tiempo
- would you like some more? — ¿quieres más?
- they didn't ask any more questions — no hicieron más preguntas
- there'll be no more talking — se acabó la charla
- they plan to build a lot more houses — piensan construir muchas más casas
- how much more flour should I put in? — ¿cuánta harina más tengo que agregarle?
- how many more people have to die? — ¿cuántos más tienen que morir?
- for more information call 387351 — para mayor información llamar al 38-73-51
- you could do with a bit more exercise — deberías hacer un poco más de ejercicio
- I have just one more question — tengo una sola pregunta más
- wait ten more minutes — espera diez minutos más
- more and more people are becoming dissatisfied — cada vez hay más gente insatisfecha
- the more money you earn, the more tax you have to pay — cuanto más dinero se gana, (tantos) más impuestos hay que pagar
2(in comparisons)másI eat more meat than you — yo como más carne que tú
- I read more than I used to — leo más que antes
1(additional number, amount)másthey always want more — siempre quieren más
- let's say no more about it — no hablemos más del asunto
- toys, games and much, much more — juguetes, juegos y muchísimas cosas más
- how much/many more do you want? — ¿cuánto/cuántos más quieres?
- what more could you possibly want? — ¿qué más puedes pedir / quieres?
- the more she eats, the thinner she gets — cuanto más come, más adelgaza
- have you anything more to say? — ¿tiene algo más que decir?
- more of the snow has melted — se ha derretido más nieve
- I'd like to see more of my children — me gustaría ver a mis hijos más a menudo
- So the good news for the company is that more customers are positive about the merger than before.
- Frequently magnificent, ‘Blue Eyed in the Red Room’ offers up more with every listen.
- The far reaches of the parking lot were no more than about fifty feet from the building.
- If only there were more than 24 hours in a day; if only you could buy yourself a bit more time.
- The bad news is that we're going to have to dig extremely deep to buy more space.
- Any worker forced to work more than 48 hours would be able to take their employer to a tribunal.
- Choosing your language more carefully will mean more people will listen to you.
- Income tax is the fairest and most efficient way of paying for common services because the rich pay more.
- The more you shout, the higher you jump, the bigger your hat, the more people listen to your music.
- Lunch or dinner for two with wine and great bread, costs no more than 30 euros.
- I got confirmation from him today that there were no more than 600 or 700 signatures.
- We don't want a two-tier service where the rich can pay more for better facilities.
- What I know is that they want to increase tax on rich people to spend more on pensions.
- Anything to generate more trade is positive but it depends how much disruption there is.
- At least 100,000 tried to survive on no more than a bowl of soup a day, often boiled from straw.
- Baxter spent four more weeks writing another letter.
- But ballet was more structured and I'm more of a free spirit, so I liked skating the most.
- We are all positive and there is a lot more of a professional attitude around the whole team.
- Namibia should be able to grow and produce much more than what is currently the case.
- How much more of this do we have to put up with?
2(in comparisons)másyou eat more than me — tú comes más que yo
- it won't cost more than $10 — no costará más de diez dólares
- no more than 20 people were present — no había más de 20 personas
- we had four more than we needed — nos sobraron cuatro
- there's more to life than politics — hay cosas más importantes en la vida que la política
- there are more of us than them — somos más que ellos
- my brother is more of a businessman than I am — mi hermano tiene mucha más idea para los negocios que yo
1.1(to greater extent)másyou watch television more than I do — tú ves más televisión que yo
- I couldn't agree more — estoy totalmente de acuerdo
- I don't go there any more than I have to — no voy ahí más de lo necesario
- I admired his courage the more for my own fear — el hecho de sentir yo miedo me hacía admirar aún más su valor
- they tried to take it from her, but she clung to it all the more — intentaron quitárselo, pero ella se aferró aún más a él
- I've been more than fair with you — he sido más que justo contigo
- she no more sat for Picasso than I did — esa posó para Picasso tanto como yo
- I was more than a little surprised by your attitude — tu actitud me sorprendió bastante
- Cologne went two goals down and had Moses Sichone sent off for foul play after little more than half an hour.
- Why are some social groups able to influence the political agenda more than others?
- Lee plans to step away from the management of the company, leaving it in the hands of Harris, so he can focus more on his art.
- He also accused Labour of privatising public services more than the Tories did.
- City more than matched the league leaders for an hour and could count themselves unlucky not to be in front.
- The music world has more than made its presence felt in the past few weeks.
- We sat some more, listening to the jukebox which was playing some really remarkable tat.
- Amazingly, Alan has never sat any training exams but his experience more than makes up for that.
- Perhaps the people around them should have listened more to the doubts that they did express.
- Councillors were also listening more to carers, users and the public in general.
1.2máscould you please speak more clearly? — ¿podría hacer el favor de hablar más claro?
- more often — con más frecuencia
- the more experienced of the two candidates — el candidato con más experiencia de los dos
- this made her all the more determined — esto la afirmó aún más en su resolución
- They happily collaborate with the elite in the richer and more powerful states.
- Basically, the rich are more likely to go to university and therefore they are the ones who have to fork out.
- I just find blues to be a lot more rewarding to listen to then a lot of contemporary bands.
- On a slightly more positive note, at least I managed to get most of my Christmas shopping done.
- Saleem said music helped young people to be more aware of important issues.
- The feel is of something nimbler and more complex, carefully presented in a charming space.
- We often find that longer words convey subtler and more finely nuanced meanings.
- On land, there was a rich flora in the more rainy regions to provide swamp and forest coverage.
- I should have been listening more carefully when my old grampy was telling me what shares to buy.
- The tone of what he said that was far more important, far more significant, than the words he used.
- Linking private with public lives makes for a richer but also a more complex picture.
- Are girls more intelligent than boys during puberty?
- You might open the discussion by saying that you have unusually acute hearing, and you'd appreciate it if they made an effort to speak more softly.
- Moreover, their impact is often more obvious and tangible than it was in an earlier era.
- Moreover, reviews are more likely to have dramatic findings if their methods are weak.
- You may find it more satisfying to listen to their early albums rather than this anthology.
- He managed to convey a more vivid sense of what life in the 1980s was like for aspiring artists.
- You could simply use water, but stock makes the soup richer and more heart-warming.
- Think how much more important education is for our children then it was for us.
- Perhaps a more responsible attitude might then be shown by future generations.
- Try to have a more positive attitude; it will make you seem more confident and therefore more attractive.
2(again, longer)másonce/twice more — una vez/dos veces más
- I don't eat meat any more — ya no como carne
- we slept, then talked some more — dormimos, luego hablamos otro poco
- She is gone, and we shall never see her more.
- Yet here he is once more, looking as ferociously hard as ever albeit with a few more teeth.
- Shaking my head, I looked out of the window once more.
- There was silence once more and after a few minutes the pair fell asleep.
3(rather)it's more an encyclopedia than a dictionary — es más una enciclopedia que un diccionario
- I was more surprised than anything — me causó más que nada sorpresa
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